|Acquired by||Discovery Communications|
|Description||Consumer Education Service|
Academy123 offers an online education platform for the rapid development and delivery of multimedia content. The company Pioneered the “listen and view” instructional format that was later popularized by Khan Academy.
The company provides homework help and self-study guides for middle and high school students. One company product is NutshellMath, an online service that provides interactive math explanations and multimedia demonstrations of math concepts. NutshellMath is comprised mostly of 50,000 custom-developed videos that are aligned with the most commonly-used math textbooks in the U.S. These videos were created by approximately 400 teachers that worked from home using the Academy123 content development platform.
The company also provides searchable lessons, explanations, problems, solutions, and quizzes for math subjects. Its products are used for homework help, classroom support, test preparation, and educational enrichment. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Westlake Village, California. In May 2006, the company was acquired by Discovery Education (a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, Inc.).